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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Holiday Books

 

Babushka
(retold by Sandra Ann Horn/illus. by Sophie Fatus, Barefoot Books $16.95 Score:) Babushka is so busy cleaning that she almost misses the amazing events that are happening when an angel comes to her yard, a star appears in the sky and three wise men come to her door. Unlike the Italian Christmas Witch, Babushka finds her way to Bethlehem, learning much along the way! 4-8.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
The Experiment of Doctor Vermin
(by Tim Egan, Houghton Mifflin $15 Score:) It's not always easy to find a Halloween story with suspense that is not too scary. Here's an amusing story about an evil doctor who turns a pig into a giant and two wolves turned into humans. Fear not, the experiments fail and the bad doctor is taken away! Also top rated, Nursery Crimes (by Arthur Geisert, Houghton Mifflin) PLATINUM AWARD '02. 5–8

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Halloween is...
(by Gail Gibbons, Holiday House $16.95 Score:) An overview of the origins and traditions of Halloween. Gay illustrations overcome some of the less-than-jolly information. 5–8.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Christmas Tapestry
(by Patricia Polacco, Philomel $16.99 Score:) Leave it to Patricia Polacco to write an ecumenical holiday book. It all begins when the Weeks family moves to Detroit and the family pitches in to get their father's church in shape. Water damage in the church just before Christmas couldn't happen at a worse time! But when they find a tapestry in a second hand store they also happen to find the Jewish woman who embroidered it, and this discovery leads to yet another miracle! 8 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
I See a Star
(by Jean Marzollo/illus. by Suse MacDonald, $7.95 Score:) Any child who has appeared in the Christmas Pageant will enjoy this rebus counting book that captures the cast getting dressed for the show. Once they learn what the rebus pictures stand for, even prereaders can "read" along! 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
The Night Before Christmas
(by Clement Clarke Moore/illus. by Robert Sabuda, Little Simon $25 Score:) Not since Sabuda did his Twelve Days of Christmas has there been such a spectacular holiday pop-up! From the mouse in the spinning clockworks to the sled flying over a pop-up snow-covered village, this is a book of "Oooooohs!" and "Aaaaahhhhhhs!" All ages.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve?
(by Jan Brett, Putnam $16.99 Score:) Who can keep the trolls from eating Kyri's Christmas feast? It's a boy from Finnmark who comes with his ice bear and frightens the trolls. A satisfying adventure for a winter's night! 5–9.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Chanukah Bugs
(by David A. Carter, Simon & Schuster $10.95 Score:) Each of the eight nights of Chanukah are represented with an amusing and amazing gift box that opens to a twirling dreidel, sizzling latkes, sparkling menorah, and others. 3–7

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2004 Award
The Christmas Gift for Mama
(Lauren Thompson/illus. by Jim Burke, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) Inspired by O. Henry’s “Gift of the Magi,” a tender story about a child who trades her treasured doll to replace a broken china figure that her mother loved. A moving story about the ache of loss and the joy of giving. We dare you to read it without a tear! 6–10.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
The 12 Days of Christmas
(Tad Hills, Little Simon $9.99 Score:) Anita Pig is swamped with the wonderful gifts her true love brings as you open the flaps and see the newest gift revealed. A small but pleasing book to sing. All ages.

Age: Infants,Toddlers,Preschool,Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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